WASHINGTON, D.C., February 27, 2012 – Five students from University of Maryland University College (UMUC) have each earned a $1,000 scholarship through the GEICO Federal/Military Scholarship Fund for spouses and children of federal and military service members. They will be honored at the University’s appreciation dinner on Feb. 28.
The award recipients for the 2011-2012 academic year are as follows:
- Carissa Conley of Pennsylvania is the wife of an active-duty Army service member, majoring in marketing.
- Tambera Goodwin of Germany is a spouse of an active-duty Air Force service member, majoring in business administration.
- Amanda McGranaghan of North Carolina is the spouse of an active-duty United States Marine Corps service member, majoring in cyber security.
- Christina Teston of Maryland is a child of a Vietnam-era veteran, majoring in business administration.
- Thananya Wannananon of Japan is a child of a federal employee, majoring in general studies.
"GEICO is honored to help further the college education of the spouses and children of our federal and military service members," said Don Lyons, GEICO’s senior vice president. "We hope to aid these students in accomplishing their goals during the upcoming academic year."
The GEICO Federal/Military Scholarship Fund requires spouses and children of federal and military service members to have a minimum GPA of 2.8 and to have enrolled in at least six credit hours during the award period at UMUC.
"We are most grateful to GEICO for its generous support of hard-working federal and military students," said UMUC Provost Greg von Lehmen. "These students richly deserve both the recognition and financial support."
University of Maryland University College (UMUC), headquartered in Adelphi, Maryland, is the largest public university in the United States, serving 92,000 students and offering more than 120 undergraduate and graduate programs online and on-site. In addition, UMUC is one of the largest public providers of online higher education in the nation. UMUC boasts a 60-year history of service to the military and currently enrolls an estimated 50,000 military service members, veterans, and their dependents each year.
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the third-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 11 million private passenger customers and insures more than 18 million vehicles (auto & cycle).
GEICO's online service center helps policyholders take care of policy sales, policy changes, claims reporting and to print insurance ID cards.
GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for boats, life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.
For more information, go to www.geico.com.